No Regrets, No Surrender by Heather Long
Series: Always a Marine (# 6)
Release Date: November 17, 2012
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
At the end of their night of frenzied passion, Jazz Winters walked away from the only two men who’d ever made her feel like a woman. Logan Cavanaugh and Zach Evans let her go, but only if she swore all her future leaves to them. For fourteen, excruciatingly long months, they’ve waited for her, visiting when they could, but the demands of Mike’s Place only let them go one at a time.
Jazz’s fear that a ménage can’t last a lifetime is founded in her very middle-class, middle-American upbringing. The stress of years of military service in hot zones, combined with life-threatening injuries, pushes her to the edge. When she comes home, she’s the wounded warrior, not the woman she thinks they want. But Zach and Logan are right there to help her, even when she resists.
She’s not alone. And whether she chooses one man or both, they have no regrets and they won’t surrender.
Review: Jazz Winters has built a life for herself as a Marine. When she is injured, her world comes crashing down. Zach Evans and Logan Cavanaugh understand her commitment to military life, but they aren’t going to abandon her when she needs them the most. In No Regrets, No Surrender, Heather Long continues her Always a Marine series.
As a reader of erotica, I was especially pleased to find a fully developed story line. While the erotic elements certainly add to the story, the story line is strong enough to survive without them. That is high praise for erotica.
Perhaps it’s the realistic plot that makes the story stand out among others I have read, but the writer deserves credit in creating an engaging set of characters. Based on my experience with this installment, I am planning to read the other books in the series.
Much of the focus is on the relationship between Jazz, Zach and Logan. Jazz finds herself struggling with having to choose between the men, but Zach and Logan want to convince her that she can have them both.
My favorite quote comes from her mother as Jazz is being discharged from the hospital: “As far as I know, the doctors have not cleared her for sex. So no taking turns and absolutely no ménage shenanigans until her doctors give the okay.” Needless to say, the men were a bit uncomfortable getting that lecture.
Long’s writing style is smooth and engaging. The depiction of her injury and subsequent recovery process are both full of details, making it clear that the author devoted a lot of time to research.
Finding quality erotica is sometimes like panning for gold. A lot of effort is put forth trying to find something worthwhile. In No Regrets, No Surrender, the reader will find a gold mine complete with a smoking hot military story line. Oorah!